Senior Scientific Platform Specialist (Linux) in Basel

Dominik Udovicic, Zürich Professionals IT
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Basel, Basel-Stadt
Dominik Udovicic, Zürich Professionals IT
058 201 56 60
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Senior Scientific Platform Specialist (Linux)

We are currently looking for a Linux Specialist for one of our client, a well-known pharma company, where the Linux Platform specialist would be responsible for the installation, configuration and operation of the scientific platform environment to achieve the performance and agility of the various applications supported.


Main duties

  • Definition of HPC/HTC workflows and job submission optimization activities 
  • Assist with scientific application and data analysis tool set build, installation, configuration, maintenance and advanced tuning.
  • Contributes to the concept, planning and execution of projects.  

Technical Requirements

  • At least 7 years of advanced experience working with large scale Linux/HPC environments
  • Knowledge of HPC cluster build and management tools (e.g bright, xcat); HPC infrastructure components, infiniband networking; Parallel Filesystem (e.g. GPFS, Lustre); GPUs; and monitoring/benchmarking/tuning HPC workloads and applications
  • Knowledge of Workload management and architecture, queue configuration, such as SLURM, LSF, Gridengine and parallel programming techniques and tuning, openmp, mpi
  • At least 10 years general Linux system administration skills: DevOPS approach: configuration management (e.g. puppet), automated build/release test & deployment (e.g. jenkins, git); monitoring tools/frameworks (e.g. nagios, ganglia, elk)
  • Scripting: shell, python, perl

General Requirements

  • Senior level technical operational skills (+7 years), such as troubleshooting, capacity planning, and root cause analysis; writing application and platform documentation; and user training and education experience 
  • Experience in fast changing environments where solutions are deployed and retired at high pace; problem solving attitude; customer orientation and delivery focus with good end user perspective 
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills; advanced English language skill is a must 
  • Clear goal orientation and supportive of change; proactivity, with a clear ability to think beyond boundaries, take controlled risks and assume responsibilities; experience in a global organization, working in an international and multicultural environment is considered a valuable asset 
  • Scientific knowledge or awareness – bioinformatics, cheminformatics, life sciences; desirable understanding of Computer Systems Validation and ITIL concepts; active open source contributor 

If you are ready for your next career step I am looking forward to receive your full dossier.